Xbox Preview Program – Xbox One Controller Firmware update

If you are a member of the Xbox Preview Program, I recommend you update your Xbox One controller(s) with the latest preview build (OS version > 1502.150120) which provides the following updates:

Quick Connect – previous controller connections to an Xbox One took 4-5 seconds when powering on a controller, now they should occur in ~2 seconds

Stability improvements – the firmware also provides a number of fixes that address issues submitted by customers and preview participants

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To update your controller firmware:

  • Connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable.  Keep any headsets connected to the controller.
  • Connect to Xbox Live.
  • Press the Menu
  • Go to Settings > Devices & accessories.  Select the controller.
    • If you have multiple controllers attached, you can select Buzz – which will cause the selected controller to vibrate.
  • Then select Update to download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the Updating controller … progress screen
  • When you see the Controller updated screen, press ‘B’ to go back to the Devices & accessories main page
  • Reselect the controller, the Firmware version, should now be: 1.2.2236.0

For additional information, please visit the Xbox controllers website or read this article about Xbox controller connect issues.

Thanks for helping make Xbox One better and better!

Comments

  • Marcus Roof

    please send an invite to Don Mattrick. Because that would be funny.

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  • http://twitter.com/rogXue rogXue

    will this fix the issue where my controllers randomly lose sync for a few seconds while playing games? I’m not the only one with this issue.

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    • Shaun Bishop

      Didn’t fix it for me.

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    • meddle0ne

      Didn’t fix it for me also. It actually seemed to make it worse.

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  • Kevin Rogers

    I’m still waiting to try and get into this preview program, let me know when that happens, otherwise please stop posting about it so I don’t have to keep seeing what I’m missing out on

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  • Ced Lev

    Ah le big Bug !

    je viens de m’être à jour ma manette en 1.2.2236.0

    et la le drame ! elle a beug au démarrage le signe xbox clignoter et maintenant elle ne fonctionne plus en sans fil

    donc mon problème : avec le câble de charge connecter tout fonctionne

    sans le câble de charge j’ arrive à allumé la xbox et le bouton Xbox fonctionne mais rien d’autre ! toute mes touches ne fonctionne plus !
    j’ai tester avec une autre batterie et des piles et rien à faire !

    un gros failled avec cet mise à jour merdique 1.2.2236.0

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  • Ced Lev

    that I have not updated your controller, there is a bug that will make it unusable Wireless

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  • Shaun Bishop

    Updated controller. Controller still disconnects.😦 Not fixed.

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  • swiggz

    anyone able to invite me? to the preview program?? GT: itsswiggz would gladly apprecait it

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  • swiggz

    if your able i would like a invite GT itsswiggz thx bro

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  • Wladymir Serrano

    while updating my control turned off and will not turn on again

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    • Wladymir Serrano

      I called the Xbox One support and they told me to buy a new one.😦

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  • XX SAKURAXINO XX

    I don’t know why u guys want to be in this program so u get things early so what

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  • Borobo

    I would like to participate in the preview programme. Can someone help me in? Recent games, that I am playing on are AC Unity, BF4, GTA5, DR3, Forza Horizon2. My gamertag is Borobo. Thanks!

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  • Mark

    Wow! So many thirsty people. With that said here’s my gamer tag:

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  • 2012Ford

    If anyone would be so kind as to send me an invite, it would be most appreciated. GT: vetteboy88 Thanks very much in advance!

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  • Mike Barns

    Please send me a invite to Preview?

    GT: DeniedRiver4866

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  • Chris Drinkard

    Can someone help me out with an invite? GT: CriscoFlava

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  • Mike Barns

    Please send me a invite to Preview?

    GT: DeniedRiver4866

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  • meddle0ne

    This did not fix the random controller disconnects.

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  • Mark Aitken

    Will this update resolve the issue with OFFICIAL Play N Charge kit not always working & having to Jiggle the cable where it plugs into controller? #FingerCrossed but I’m not going to hold my breath! I own 2x Controllers & 2x PlayNCharge & it happens with BOTH so its not a Controller/Battery problem, even went as far as buying a SCUF branded Cable but STILL this problem persists!!

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  • Richard Bieri

    Excellent! Glad Microsoft is listening again. I am part of the WIndows 10 insider program and am exploring how Windows 10 and Xbox One connect. Could someone please send me an invite to the Xbox preview program at gamerteg Sondquest. Thanks

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  • your guardian

    If anyone can, I would really appreciate being invited to the preview program, my gamer tag is “your guardian”. Thank you

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  • jeronimo911

    can someone send me an invite please? GT. Jeronimo911

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  • Ron

    i updated my controller just now but it only shows 1.1.2228.0 after the update??why is that?

    edit—-oh didnt notice the update was for preview members only

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